The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.

NDIS Resources

MHCT is working to support and represent our sector in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and its rollout across Tasmania.


In August 2018, Primary Health Tasmania has received new Australian Government funding under the PHN Program for psychosocial support services to improve the health of Tasmanians with mental illnesses that are serious, but don’t permanently reduce their day-to-day functioning. Read the media release here 

Following recommendations from the Independent Pricing Review, the NDIA has the NDIS Pricing Guide Tasmania 2018/2019 effective, 1 July 2018. You can also accessed related resources here.

NDIS Snapshots

NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshots, provided by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The purpose of these snapshots is to provide specific, detailed information to people with psychosocial disability, their supporters, and service providers. These snapshots are designed to assist people to understand the requirements of the access process in relation to psychosocial disability, and demystify the access process. These snapshots have been co-designed with members of the National Mental Health Sector Reference Group and people with lived experience. These are for public use and we encourage wide dissemination.

1. General information about how the NDIS can support your mental health NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshot 1 General Information

2. Impairment and mental health in the NDIS NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshot 2 Impairment

3. Recovery and the NDIS NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshot 3 Recovery

4. Functional capacity and mental health issues NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshot 4 Functional Capacity

5. NDIS Mental Health Access Snapshot 5 NDIS and Other Services


General Resources and media articles

MHCT Submission to the JSC on the NDIS – Market Readiness for the NDIS

BDO Article: The NDIS Readiness Challenge

NDIS information for GPs and Health Professionals

NDIS: A Quick Guide

Mind the Gap: The-National-Disability-Insurance-Scheme-and-psychosocial-disability-Report

Flinders University Evaluation of the NDIS National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University, May 2018

Pathway Improvement Update, National Disability Insurance Agency, March 2018

Improving the NDIS Participant and Provider Experience, National Disability Insurance Agency, February 2018


MHCT encourages its member organisations to contact us with any feedback or thoughts on the NDIS transition and mental health in Tasmania via 03 6224 9222 or